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Welding Adjunct Faculty

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Position Information

Working Title Welding Adjunct Faculty
Brief Position Overview

Great Falls College MSU is seeking welding instructors to begin building a pool of qualified welding faculty. These adjunct faculty members could be teaching classes for customized training, community enrichment, and the welding program.

Faculty Tenure Track No
Faculty Rank Adjunct
Position Number
Department Welding
Division Business, Trades & Technology
Appointment Type Faculty
Contract Term Other
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Union Affiliation Not applicable (Temporary)
Benefits Eligible No
Compensation By Credit
Salary $735.00 per credit
Contract Type LOA
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Recruitment Type External

Position Details

General Statement

Instructors will teach the full range of classes from basics to certification including but not limited to: oxy-fuel gas welding and cutting, SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, resistance spot welding, and the arc cutting methods of air carbon arc and plasma.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Preparing and teaching welding content to various levels of students;
• Advising students in the welding program;
• Being able to stay current with state of the art welding technology, processes and equipment;
• Maintain equipment as needed; and
• Contribute to an effective work atmosphere by interacting positively and appropriately with students, co-workers, supervisors and visitors.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

• Associate’s Degree in a related field plus four years working experience OR equivalent combination of education, training, teaching, or related employment experience;
• A working knowledge of AWS, ASME, and API welding codes and inspection procedures;
• Demonstrated expertise in: SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, FCAW, and critique welds for defects and discontinuities.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

• Hold a welding industry standard certification;
• Experience teaching in a welding or related field.

The Successful Candidate Will
Special Requirements
Physical Demands
The Program
The Department
The College

Great Falls College MSU is a comprehensive two-year college located on a beautiful 20-acre campus and serves approximately 2000 students a year, including students taking courses and programs online. It is one of four units of Montana State University and MSU’s only “stand-alone” two-year college. An extensive renovation and expansion project in 2010 added three state-of-the-art science labs, an expansive library and resource center, and an Industrial Trades building. An infant through preschool learning center was built in 2012 to provide early learning opportunities for children of students and the community. Renovations include a one-stop Student Central area, remodeled bookstore, a community conference center, and additional space for the Outreach/Workforce Development Department and College Relations and Advancement. MSU – Northern’s Great Falls satellite campus is located at Great Falls College MSU, offering 4-year and graduate degrees. The College has a reputation for high-quality educational programming delivered with a student-centered philosophy.

The College constantly evaluates its educational offerings to provide challenging, high-demand programs leading to transfer Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, and terminal Associate of Applied Science degrees. One-year Certificates and professional certifications are also offered. As a comprehensive two-year college, credit and non-credit community enrichment, customized training and contract courses are provided. Day, evening, weekend, and online classes are offered.

The core values of Great Falls College MSU are:
• Quality education
• Student-centeredness
• Responsiveness to community and industry needs

This position has supervisory duties? No

Posting Detail Information

Announcement Number F00009P
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date 03/27/2015
Close Date
Open until filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary
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Diversity Statement

Great Falls College Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the College does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the College’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Great Falls College Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, GFC MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference or request accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, Great Falls College Montana State University, 2100 16th Ave S, Great Falls, MT 59405; 406-268-3712;

GFC MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the GFC MSU Website:

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcript
  4. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Statement
  2. License and Certification

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